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Rotterdam, Netherlands

New Ocean Paradise

A condensed piece of China floating in a Dutch harbor.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

European Walk of Fame

The European equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame is slowly spreading over the entire city.
Leiden, Netherlands

Vrouwekerk

Only a few walls remain of the last church the Pilgrims used before they sailed to North America.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

De Hef

A bridge that has seen many reiterations over its lifetime.
Amersfoort, Netherlands

Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (The Tower of Our Lady)

At the base of this tower, a plaque marks the original center point of the Netherlands.
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

This futuristic airport terminal was abandoned for decades before reopening as a hotel—with a vintage plane of its own parked out back.
Brooklyn, New York

Gil Hodges' Grave

The final resting place of a former Dodgers and Mets player can be found in central Brooklyn, in the first diocesan cemetery for Catholics in the borough.
Brooklyn, New York

Taste the Tropics USA

In Little Caribbean, an ice-cream shop serves up regional flavors, including soursop, Irish moss, and "greatnut."
New York, New York

Delmonico's Pompeii Columns

Possible relics of the ancient Roman city are hidden in this restaurant's façade.
New York, New York

Times Square Station Fake Tiles

Fake subway tiles were installed to cover a design that resembled the Confederate flag—it's unclear if the resemblance was intentional.
Staten Island, New York

Nonnas of the World

A restaurant on Staten Island showcases a different grandmother’s cooking every night.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

The Standard Oil Building

This curved Manhattan building was built to house the opulence of John D. Rockefeller's oil empire.
New York, New York

New York Produce Exchange Property Marker

A well-worn marker in a forgotten alleyway is all that remains of what had been one of Manhattan's most beautiful buildings.
New York, New York

St. George's Syrian Catholic Church

This vacant church in the Financial District was once the heart of New York's first Syrian immigrant community.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
New York, New York

The Double Check Businessman

This anonymous businessman sculpted in bronze became an enduring memorial after 9/11, and had been mistaken by rescue workers for a survivor in the rubble.
New York, New York

Trinity Place Bank Vault Bar

This lower Manhattan bar is set up in an old bank vault that rests beneath a skyscraper that hides even more historic splendor.
New York, New York

The John Street Methodist Church

The oldest Methodist church in the United States has been spreading the good news for over two centuries.
New York, New York

Barthman's Sidewalk Clock

A clock set into the concrete outside a Manhattan jeweler has been telling time underfoot for over a century.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

This beautiful building in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District was empty for decades.